Like all the other Microsoft 365 administrative consoles, the Teams admin center doesn’t have any print options. If you want to print off any kind of information about Teams settings, you need to write your own code. PowerShell makes it easy to create a report about the Microsoft Teams policy assignments for user accounts. In this article, we explain how to extract policy information and generate a HTML report.
Watch the best bits of this week's Practical 365 podcast
Paul joins Steve live from the #CollabSummit show floor in Germany for this week's podcast. It's not all about events through - we talk about Microsoft Lists - it's going offline! Authenticator gets great new features - plus are workflows a problem for you? Maybe not soon! All that and more in this week's show.
On the show this week, Steve’s having a major case of FOMO whilst Paul’s at the European Collaboration Summit, joining us live from the expo floor via Teams. And as well as the news from #CollabSummit, we discuss the latest improvements to Microsoft Lists, Azure AD and Authenticator, Information Barriers, Teams, Compliance and SharePoint.Read More
Continuing our review of practices to protect cloud infrastructures from weaknesses that can be introduced from on-premises accounts, we consider admin rights, authentication, and conditional access policies. Plus the need to collect and analyze the log data available in cloud environments to make sure that nothing nasty is slipping through.Read More
Microsoft has released two new features to help Multi-factor authentication for Azure AD accounts work smarter and better. It’s possible to implement number matching and additional context for MFA challenges in 30 minutes, and the two increase the security of MFA. It’s something that every Microsoft 365 tenant administrator should consider, as we explain here.Read More
Nicolas Blank provides step-by-step instructions on configuring Exchange 2019 as an anonymous relay within your own network.Read More
According to a Microsoft presentation at TEC 2021, organizations moving to the cloud from on-premises infrastructures should pay attention to security weaknesses that could be introduced from on-premises accounts. It’s all too easy to allow a highly-permissioned on-premises account to evolve into one that has full access across a Microsoft 365 infrastructure, and that can lead to terrible consequences if attackers penetrate the on-premises infrastructure and compromise the accounts.Read More
In this week’s Practical 365 podcast it’s a bumper show – covering everything post-Microsoft Ignite including what’s arrived in Microsoft 365 for you to use right now – plus we firm up some of the dates for new features and changes coming to the suite.Read More
Adaptive scopes are a new way to target locations for Microsoft 365 retention policies. Previously, we covered how to use scopes to find users and groups. Now, we move to describe how to use adaptive scopes to find SharePoint Online sites and OneDrive for Business accounts. The process is not quite as easy as it is to create scopes for users and groups, but once you understand how to add custom properties to sites, you’re home free and easy. That is, if you have the necessary Office 365 E5 licenses to use adaptive scopes…Read More
Adaptive scopes are a new way to dynamically target sets of locations (sites, users, and groups) for Microsoft 365 retention policies. In this article, we discuss the basics of adaptive scopes and how to build the filters used in the scopes, and then how to use adaptive scopes in retention policies. Adaptive scopes are well suited to the kind of processing needed by large enterprises, which is good because they required Office 365 E5 licenses.Read More
Microsoft has issued security updates for Exchange 2013, 2016, and 2019. The updates can only be applied to servers running up-to-date cumulative updates. Organizations running Exchange 2016 or 2019 should apply the updates as a matter of urgency because of a known vulnerability circulating in the wild.Read More
Although it’s easy to write scripts using cmdlets in the Microsoft Graph SDK for PowerShell, you probably don’t want to execute the scripts interactively. In this article, we explain how to use certificate-based (app-only) authentication to run scripts. This is very much an explanation about how to accomplish the task in a testing environment. If you want to run scripts in production, some extra work is needed.Read More